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Hilary Knight imbues the story of Cinderella with characters of the same humor, zest, and personality that have made generations of children and grown-ups fall in love with his most famous creation: Eloise. A pair of pet cats, a blue fairy godmother, and an endearing, if somewhat overweight, Prince Charming are just a few of the delightful details that dance across these pages—right into readers’ hearts—in this thoroughly charming, sometimes surprising, and always original ...
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Overview

Hilary Knight imbues the story of Cinderella with characters of the same humor, zest, and personality that have made generations of children and grown-ups fall in love with his most famous creation: Eloise. A pair of pet cats, a blue fairy godmother, and an endearing, if somewhat overweight, Prince Charming are just a few of the delightful details that dance across these pages—right into readers’ hearts—in this thoroughly charming, sometimes surprising, and always original version of the classic fairy tale.

After being mistreated by her stepfamily, a young girl receives help from her fairy godmother so that she can attend the palace ball.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Hilary Knight remains true to the original in his retelling of Cinderella. First published in 1978, his subdued hues and robust, stylized drawings create a once-upon-a-time enchantment. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
For those readers who collect classics, this version of Cinderella will be noted for its enchanting artwork. Acclaimed artist Hilary Night brings this story of potential and magic alive in glorious detail. Ornate period costume and architecture make you feel like you've landed in the middle of "once upon a time, long, long, ago." He leaves nothing out, including the detail in the tile work around the baseboards and hearth, scrollwork on hat-boxes, book jackets, invitations, vases and the magical pumpkin carriage. On-looking nature reflects the emotion of each scene. The hearts of the characters are mirrored on their faces—the despair of rejection, the green of jealousy, and the joy of being discovered and loved for your inner qualities. The text is well-written. Especially inviting is the hopeful ending, where Cinderella forgives her stepmother and sisters who also learn to love—all under the watchful eye of the fairy godmother. 2001, Random House, $18.99 and $14.95. Ages 5 up. Reviewer:Leslie Julian
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This newly illustrated version of a 1981 text follows the bare bones of Charles Perrault's story, but with the addition of a versifying godmother. The pen-and-watercolor pictures show the gravestone of Cinderella's mother by the front doorway and the unpleasant stepsisters constantly bickering. Cinderella looks like a sweet `60s model as she goes about her work, and the prince seems like a pudgy fop. The story ends with the stepsisters forgiven and, if the pictures are any indication, happy to wait hand and foot on the newlyweds. All in all, a workaday version of the popular tale.-Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375814228
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2001
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Hilary Knight
Hilary Knight
Hilary Knight's whimsical, humorous illustrations have given life to the classic characters Eloise and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Once he sets his pen to a story, he renders it so enchantingly that you can't imagine anyone else giving life to the book.

Biography

Hilary Knight's career as a children's illustrator changed forever when he was introduced to Kay Thompson, who had an idea for a book about a six-year-old girl she had made up as a sort of alter ego. Knight sent Thompson a Christmas card with a drawing; the two cloistered themselves in a room at the Plaza, and Eloise was born. Her 1955 debut was a smash.

Knight has been in the press as Eloise's de facto representative since Thompson passed on in 1998 and her titles were freed for republication. But his contribution to children's literature is vaster, and his talent for creating evocative, singular illustrations is peerless. His work on Betty MacDonald's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series in the late 1940s, for example, was another case of his creating images that became inextricable from the stories; so much so that when Maurice Sendak took over the job for one Mrs. Piggle Wiggle title (Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm, 1954), even that legendary illustrator's work seemed somehow unsatisfying. Knight had already left his imprint on the job with the flowing lines that had brought the story to life, seemingly drawn by MacDonald's words themselves.

In the MacDonald books, Knight lent his drawings of oval-faced, pixie-ish characters a certain ethereal quality, so that they often appear to be floating or vibrating. He accomplished the same conveyance of mood for the Eloise books, giving everything – especially the stringy-haired, peripatetic Eloise -- a sense of swanlike exuberance. It was with the Eloise titles that Knight had an opportunity to expand his art's relationship to a story; and the detail and scope evident in those books is often breathtaking and delightful. His work for other authors, including the The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken (for adults) and Sunday Morning by Judith Viorst, shows his versatility.

Though he has primarily been known as an illustrator for other writers, Knight has also had sole billing on a few titles of his own. The best known of these is Where's Wallace, featuring an orangutan antecedent to Waldo, and it's an excellent example of Knight's ability to create a virtual circus (or, in this case, zoo) on the page. He has also revived classics such as Cinderella, The Owl and the Pussycat, and The Twelve Days of Christmas, all of which show a softer, more textured style than in his other books. His work is always magical and alluring.

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Eloise's visual inspiration was from a painting that Knight's mother did in the 1930s. He had plenty of encouragement: He told Barnes & Noble.com, "I started as a craftsman in my early teens -- family friends were trapped into buying jewelry, paintings, and 'objects' even before they got to the safety of our living room."

Eloise has a sort of doppelganger in Ian Falconer's irrepressible pig, Olivia. His Olivia and its sequels earned a coveted book blurb/blessing from Knight: "Eloise has met her match! We love Olivia!"

Knight's parents, Clayton Knight and Katherine Sturges, were successful illustrators also. Knight attended art school but his studies were interrupted by World War II, and he enlisted in the Navy. After almost two years of service, he began working as a magazine illustrator.

The origin of Eloise's dog Weenie, according to Knight in a 1999 Newsday article, came from one of Thompson's notes on the story that she gave to Knight before he began work on it. "I was intrigued by pugs long before Eloise. Kay gave me a piece of paper that read, 'I have a dog that looks like a cat,' and my original drawing was neither dog nor cat. It obviously wasn't right. Just about then the Duchess of Windsor began collecting pugs - at that point the Windsors were taken seriously as arbiters of fashion."

Well into his 70s, Knight says he is "still standing, with a pen in my hand." He reserves special admiration for fellow artist and renowned cariacaturist Al Hirshfeld: "[He] is my inspiration and should be to everyone. Here is a man at 100 whose work is consistently terrific."

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 1, 1926
    2. Place of Birth:
      Long Island, New York
    1. Education:
      Studied at the Art Student's League and the New York School of Interior Design

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2006

    I highly recommend this book!

    I remember loving this book as a child! I would stare at the pictures so closely marveling at the patterns and details. I was so excited when I found it in a book store and immediately bought it for my daughter. I hope she will enjoy it as much as I did. I know I will enjoy reading it to her and will have to find my original book to pass along to her. This book might be an especially great gift for all of those young artists who might fall in love with the illustrations and get inspired.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2002

    Beautiful Illustration

    This was my favorite book growing up, and I am happy to see it in print again.

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